From left: Co-emcee Monica Pearson, longtime news anchor and motivational speaker, Terri Holden, award recipient, and Co-emcee Leroy Chapman, editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Piedmont Cartersville Nurse Wins 2023 Celebrating Nurses Award
– Terri Holden, registered nurse at Piedmont Cartersville, has been recognized by the 2023 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Celebrating Nurses Awards, which honor 10 exceptional nurses who have made a positive impact in the lives of the patients, families and communities they serve. Kathleen LePain and Lisa Treadwell, also Piedmont nurses, were recognized with Holden. The Piedmont nurses, who were chosen from more than 570 nominees across Georgia, were honored at an awards program on May 12.
“I want to congratulate Terri, Kathleen and Lisa on this prestigious award,” Piedmont Chief Nursing Executive Denise Ray said. “We’re very proud of them – and of all our nurses at Piedmont, who bring personalized care to patients across the state of Georgia and beyond. Thank you for making a positive difference in the lives of our patients.”
Holden, a Medical-Surgical Unit charge nurse at Piedmont Cartersville Medical Center, was recognized for finding creative ways to brighten the hospital stays of her patients.
“Terri exemplifies the professional nurse through her actions and the way she cares for patients. She makes particularly special connections with our patients that have extended length of stay,” a co-worker wrote in the nomination.
LePain, a staff nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Piedmont Athens Regional, was honored for her kindness and comforting words for a worried mother whose baby has been in the NICU for several months. LePain, who also won a Celebrating Nurses Award in 2021, is the first nurse to be honored twice in the 18-year history of the awards.
“Kathleen has a supernatural gift of providing care, comfort and empathy for families in the darkest hours,” a co-worker wrote in the nomination.
Treadwell, a charge nurse in the Progressive Care Unit at Piedmont Eastside Medical Center, was cited for bringing comfort – and peach smoothies – to a patient during his final days.
“Taking care of others is part of her DNA. Her mantra is ‘nurse from the heart,’ ” a co-worker wrote in the nomination.
Piedmont is empowering Georgians by changing health care. We continue to fuel Georgia’s growth through safe, high-quality care close to home – an integrated health care system that provides a hassle-free, unified experience. Every year, we have over 30 million visits to Piedmont.org, more than 450,000 appointments scheduled online by patients and over 100,000 virtual visits. We are a private, not-for-profit organization that for centuries has lived up to our purpose to make a positive difference in every life we touch in the communities we serve. Today our organization is supported by a work force of more than 37,000 who care for 3.4 million patients across 1,400 locations and serving communities that comprise 80 percent of Georgia’s population. This includes 22 hospitals, including three inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 65 Piedmont Urgent Care centers, 25 QuickCare locations, 1,875 Piedmont Clinic physician practices and more than 3,000 Piedmont Clinic members. Piedmont has provided $1.4 billion in uncompensated care and community benefit programming to the communities we serve over the past five years. In 2022, Forbes ranked us No. 166 on its list of the Best Large Employers in the United States. In 2021, the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit that rates hospitals on safety, awarded Piedmont more A grades than any system in Georgia.
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